2017 Camp Dates and Rates

Jumping in the Yuba River

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Summer Camp DROP OFF TIME is 2pm on SUNDAYS

Summer Camp PICK UP TIME is at 11am on SATURDAYS

2017 Dates

Summer Camp - Ages 9-14: Camp Woolman Campers may stay for as many weeks as they desire by combining multiple sessions. The cost is $825 for a single week of camp and $1400 for two weeks (see additional discounts below). If campers do wish to choose multiple weeks, we recommend Session 1, as it is our two-week session. Campers coming for multiple weeks later in the summer will have the option to spend the middle weekend with their family or stay at camp during the session changeover.

Session 1 (Two weeks): June 25th to July 8th

Session 2 (One week): July 9th to July 15th

Session 3 (One week): July 16th to July 22nd

Session 4 (Two weeks): July 23rd to August 5

Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) - Ages 15-16: In 2017, we are offering two different TLC programs: two-week hiking camps and one-week farming and cooking camps.  Teen Leadership Camp tuition is $1400 for the two-week camps and $825 for the one-week camps.

Session 1 (Two weeks): June 25th to July 8th

Session 2 (One week): July 9th to July 15th

Session 3 (One week): July 16th to July 22nd

Session 4 (Two weeks): July 23rd to August 5

Fees include the full camp program, lodging and food. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per week is required to reserve your registration (the deposit counts toward your tuition, it's not a separate fee).

Refund Policy

As we are a small camp and a small community, we rely carefully on the budget that our tuition provides us. While deposits are always non-refundable, tuition fees paid are refundable in the event that we are able to fill your camper's spot. We will do our best in all cases to find new campers, but regrettably cannot guarantee that we will in all cases. Additionally, we will not offer a refund of any amount if your camper drops a spot within 7 calendar days of a session. 

Pick-Up and Drop Off Times

Please arrive between 2 and 4 pm on the first day of camp. If you arrive earlier than 2pm, there are many things to see and do in Grass Valley and Nevada City, but camp will not be open for registration until 2:00. If you are delayed, please call us to let us know if you may arrive later than 4:00.

Please plan to pick up your child by 11am (you can come as early as 9am to join us for the morning) on the last day of camp.

Shuttle Service

A Bay-Area shuttle is provided at the beginning and end of every session, for the convenience of families traveling long distances.

Discounts Available

  • Register by Valentines Day to show your camp love and get a $50 discount.
  • Returning Campers: bring a friend who hasn't been to camp before, and get $50 off both of your tuitions! Just let us know by emailing camp@woolman.org after both of you have paid the deposit.
  • Families registering more than one camper get $50 off per child.

Work Trades

Work trades are a fun way to make camp more affordable. In exchange for a week of helping with the work of camp, you will receive room and board and $350 toward one child's tuition at camp. The work is approximately 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Work trades are most essential in the kitchen, helping cook meals, but could potentially be or include maintenance or leading activities in an area of your expertise. While not working, enjoy reading, playing music, and walking to the river (a 3 mile hike from our campus). Please contact us at camp@woolman.org if you are interested in doing a work-trade this summer. It is possible to bring children too young to attend camp with you, if you are doing a work-trade!


We do everything we can to make camp possible for all regardless of financial limitations. If your son or daughter wants to attend camp and you are unable to afford the full price of tuition, please contact us and we will work with you to make sure they can come. The deadline for financial aid requests is May 1. Requests made after this deadline will still be considered if funds are available.